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Tips for quitting smoking and vaping

Tips for quitting smoking and vaping

When you become pregnant, what you eat, drink and breathe can affect your baby. This includes vaping and smoking during pregnancy. Cigarettes ...
January is Birth Defects Prevention Month

January is Birth Defects Prevention Month

We know that not all birth defects can be prevented. But we do  know there are things that can help you increase the chances of having a healthy, full ...
Cleft lip and cleft palate awareness and prevention month

Cleft lip and cleft palate awareness and prevention month

July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month. Cleft lip and cleft palate happen when a baby’s lip or mouth doesn’t fo ...
Alcohol, Smoking and Other Drugs: Why Ten Fingers Plus Ten Toes Doesn’t Always Equal the Whole Story

Alcohol, Smoking and Other Drugs: Why Ten Fingers Plus Ten Toes Doesn’t Always Equal the Whole Story

By Lauren Kozlowski, MSW, MPH, MotherToBaby Georgia   Carly called and I could hear the stress in her voice immediately. She had been s ...

Smoking increases the chance of premature birth

Although many people know that smoking during pregnancy can cause problems, 10% of pregnant women reported smoking during the last 3 months of pregnan ...
What is an ectopic pregnancy?

What is an ectopic pregnancy?

An ectopic pregnancy occurs when an embryo grows in the wrong place. Ectopic means “out of place.” Approximately 1 in 50 pregnancies in the US is ecto ...
Keeping breast milk safe

Keeping breast milk safe

There are a few things you need to take into consideration if you are breastfeeding or pumping your breast milk, in addition to avoiding alcohol whil ...